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- General's Last Gambit (Pioneer, Wilson John, Nov 07, 2007)
Pervez Musharraf's decision to impose Emergency in Pakistan looks like his last desperate effort to restore a semblance of order in a nuclear-armed, jihad-supporting nation propped up by an imagined identity and foreign aid
- 90 Killed In Afghanistan Bombing (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
A suicide bomber killed some 90 people and wounded 50 on Tuesday in an attack on a group of visiting Afghan parliamentarians in northern Afghanistan, the director of the local hospital said.
- Constrained Hegemon (Tribune, K. Subrahmanyam, Nov 07, 2007)
The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dissuaded General Musharraf from imposing an Emergency a few weeks ago.
- Manmohan To Visit Russia On Sunday (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay a two-day visit to Russia from November 11. The visit is in continuation of the tradition of holding annual summit meetings between the heads of government, which started seven years ago.
- Dalai Diplomacy (Indian Express, C. Raja Mohan, Nov 07, 2007)
If China thought it had effectively marginalised the Dalai Lama in recent years, it is being forced to think again. In the last few months, the Dalai Lama has once again shot back to international prominence.
- 50 Killed In Worst Afghan Bombing (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
A suicide attack on a parliamentary delegation killed at least 50 people in northern Afghanistan today, a provincial official said, in the worst such blast in the country's history.
- Suicide Bomb Kills 90 In Afghanistan (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
A suicide bomber killed 90 people and wounded 50 on Tuesday in an attack on a group of visiting Afghan parliamentarians in the northern Afghan town of Baghlan, the director of the local hospital said.
- 20 Taliban Dead In Nato-Afghan Air Raids (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
At least 20 Taliban-linked rebels were killed in joint NATO-Afghan air raids in western Afghanistan, an army general said on Tuesday.
- Warmongering Against Iran (Frontline, JOHN CHERIAN, Nov 07, 2007)
The U.S. imposes draconian sanctions on Iran while preparing the ground for a military attack on the Islamic republic.
- Black Smoke... Lots Of People Lying Dead (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
A bomb attack targeted a group of lawmakers in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 28 people, including five parliamentarians, officials said.
- Special Article (Statesman, Rajinder Puri, Nov 07, 2007)
Is Pakistan’s sickness terminal? To determine this one needs to diagnose. And what does a diagnosis reveal? Consider, first, the Pakistan army.
- 100 Killed In Afghan Blasts (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Two bomb blasts targeted a group of lawmakers in northern Afghanistan, today, killing at least 100 people, including six members of parliament, the deadliest attack in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001,
- Big Crackdown In Tribal Border Belt (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday gave a go-ahead for a massive military action in the restive tribal areas to crush pro-Taliban and Al Qaeda militants once for all.
- Us Steps Up Pressure On Musharraf (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Stepping up pressure, the US has asked pervez Musharraf to quickly shed his uniform and restore democracy, with President George W Bush warning that Washington would deal with the situation if the Pakistani military ruler fails to take his "advice".
- Friend In Need (Frontline, Vladimir Radyuhin , Nov 07, 2007)
PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin, when he travelled to Teheran last month, became the first Russian leader after Josef Stalin to visit Iran.
- Bush Tells General To Give Up His Uniform (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
Pushing Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to lift emergency, US President George W. Bush asked the General to shed military uniform and hold elections "as soon as possible", adding his voice to the wave of international condemnation against the measure.
- Army Keeps Watch On Fallout Of Pak Emergency In J&k (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
With around 1,500 militants "active" in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army is closely watching whether General Pervez Musharraf will counter-balance his crackdown on jehadis on Pakistan's western front by boosting support to militancy in India.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 90 In Afghan (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
A suicide bomber killed 90 people and wounded 50 today in an attack on a group of visiting Afghan parliamentarians in the northern Afghan town of Baghlan.
- Us Aid Review To Pak Relief For India (Times of India, Chidanand Rajghatta, Nov 07, 2007)
India, for long a victim of American arming of Pakistan with lethal weapons, may finally find some relief if Washington is serious about its decision to review its aid to Islamabad and does a fair job of it.
- A War Against 'Terror' (Deccan Herald, Deepali Gaur Singh, Nov 07, 2007)
Even as the mighty Soviets of the 80’s were withdrawing from Afghanistan following their resistance from an army of disparate guerrillas who had humbled them by their sheer resilience (and definitely not without statistical help from their . . .
- Other Voices - American Press (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
BY imposing martial law, Gen Pervez Musharraf has pushed nuclear-armed Pakistan further along a perilous course and underscored the failure of President Bush’s policy towards a key ally in the war on terrorism.
- Oil Wars Have Already Started (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 07, 2007)
IS the war in Iraq and Afghanistan really a fight for the last traces of oil and gas left on earth? After Alan Greenspan’s (former chairman of the US Federal Reserve) outburst comes the report of the Germany-based Energy Watch Group to . . . . .
- As Musharraf Battles Protests In Cities, Militants Seize A Town In The North-West (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
On the day Pakistan’s deposed chief justice called on lawyers to take to the streets till General Pervez Musharraf lifts the state of emergency and the US led global calls for early polls in the country, hundreds of Islamic militants seized a . . . .
- Suicide Bomber Kills 50 In North Afghanistan (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)
A suicide attack on a parliamentary delegation killed at least 50 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a provincial official said, in the worst such blast in the country’s history.
- Continued Instability In West Asia (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 06, 2007)
The Iraq War and subsequent events in the region, including the war in Lebanon and the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have significantly altered the distribution of power and calculations of governments in the region.
- Spinning Out Of Control (Telegraph, Malvika Singh, Nov 06, 2007)
The situation in Pakistan is ominous, and reads much like a chapter from the pages of the last century.
- The Arc Of Instability (Tribune, S. Nihal Singh, Nov 06, 2007)
American war colleges delight in playing computer war games, sometimes to the consternation of countries that are posted as enemies.
- 'Taliban Has The Responsibility To Arrest Musharraf' (Rediff on the Net, Hamid Mir, Nov 06, 2007)
The imposition of emergency in Pakistan has not created any pressure on the Taliban groups operating in Swat district.
- Ramifications Of Emergency (Dawn, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 06, 2007)
THE proclamation of emergency rule by President Gen Pervez Musharraf, who seems to have lost the plot, is in effect a throwback to authoritarianism, which will unquestionably have wide-ranging consequences for Pakistan — hemmed in by. . .
- Pakistan: Having A Tiger By The Tail (Hindu, Ramesh Thakur, Nov 06, 2007)
Strong and sustained international pressure will be needed to defuse the present crisis. An unstable, volatile, radicalised, and nuclear-armed Pakistan is in no one’s interest.
- A 'Secularist' Who Loves The Good Life (Pioneer, Editorial, The Pioneer, Nov 06, 2007)
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a coup eight years ago and was the repeated target of assassinations for allying his Islamic nation with the United States in its war on terror, promised to bring true democracy to Pakistan.
- 'War On Terror' Will Ensure Us Aid For Pak (Pioneer, S Rajagopalan, Nov 06, 2007)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has hinted at a "review" of the massive American aid to Pakistan in the wake President Pervez Musharraf's clamping of Emergency, but senior officials, including Rice herself, concede that Washington faces major const
- Will Pakistan Turn Out Like Iran? (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf seemed to be one of the Bush administration's most valuable foreign friends after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when he denounced al Qaeda and the Taliban and joined the U.S.-declared war on terrorism.
- Punjab And The National Economy (Dawn, Shahid Javed Burki, Nov 06, 2007)
IF politics proceeds on its promised course, there is likely to be a considerable rearrangement in the distribution of power among different political groups.
- Hold Elections And Tackle Terrorism Straightway (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Nov 06, 2007)
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said on Sunday that the government was committed to making sure that general elections were held and the democratic process flourished in Pakistan.
- Bush Forces Mush To Promise Elections (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
US President George Bush on Monday turned the heat on his "tight" buddy Pervez Musharraf to force the Pakistani dictator to back down from his confrontation with the country's civil society and restore the modicum of democracy he had allowed.
- Frontier Takes Pak Troops Away From India Border All Disquiet On Western Front, Pak Troops Thin (Indian Express, MANU PUBBY , Nov 06, 2007)
For six decades, the Indian border has been the raison d’etre — the very reason for existence-of the Pakistan army. Most formations, including its two Strike Corps, are aggressively positioned near the border to counter Indian forces.
- Fallout Among Allies (Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
With friends like these, who needs enemies? The United States could well be wondering why its relationships with three major countries that should be close allies have become so frayed. Ties with Japan, India and Turkey are all being damaged as . . .
- Musharraf Under Pressure Over Polls (The Economic Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 06, 2007)
Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf promised to push ahead with elections amid international outrage on Tuesday over his emergency rule, with the United States demanding a return to democracy.
- Japan’S New U.S. Dilemma (Hindu, P.S. Suryanarayana, Nov 05, 2007)
The politics of pacifist Japan’s anti-terror campaign on the global stage may unravel or enter a new phase.
- Macho Vs Mature (Times of India, Swapan Dasgupta, Nov 05, 2007)
Unfamiliarity with the many ways of speaking English can create diplomatic hiccups.
- China’S India Aggression (Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
There are four main aspects to the China-Tibet-India problem over the last century, some of which are only now becoming apparent.
- A Question Of Survival (Statesman, Raju Santhanam, Nov 05, 2007)
Survival is clearly General Pervez Musharraf’s reason for the emergency in Pakistan. By next week, the Supreme Court was to declare him ineligible to contest the elections. Within hours of the Emergency, a pliable Chief Justice is in place.
- Give Reason A Chance (Dawn, A.B. Shahid, Nov 05, 2007)
Recentlu, William Dalrymple wrote a critique of Bernard Lewis’s book From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East, a collection of 51 essays that he wrote over the years. Many were criticised for their historical inaccuracies.
- Pakistan Under Siege (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Terrorist attacks are not new in Pakistan, but after the military operation at Lal Masjid, there has been an ominous upsurge in militant mayhem in the country. What has given a dangerous dimension to extremist violence is the escalation in . . . .
- Some Strategic Errors (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 05, 2007)
FOR those who believed that Ms Bhutto’s return would promote national reconciliation and calm the political temperature, there has been a rude awakening.
- Wages Of Confrontation (Daily Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The Chief of the Army Staff, General Pervez Musharraf, has declared, according to Sheikh Rashid, the railways minister, a state of “Emergency Plus” because his order carries with it a Provisional Constitutional order (PCO) associated . . . . . .
- Why Not A Deal With The Militants? (Dawn, Sardar Mumtaz Ali Bhutto, Nov 05, 2007)
IF at the end of six years of open war against the so-called militants and loss of thousands of lives of citizens and soldiers, Gen Musharraf can make no better showing than yet another bomb blast close to his residence on Oct 30 and . . . . .
- 200 Pak Soldiers Freed By Militants (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Over 200 soldiers, held hostage for more than two months by pro-Taliban militants in north-western Pakistan, were released on Sunday, officials said.
- Allies Want Joint Modi Attack (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which is scrutinising the Tehelka-Aaj Tak sting operation on the post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, said no one can challenge the findings of national inquiries.
- Us "Deeply Disturbed" By Musharraf's Emergency Rule (New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
The United States says it's "deeply disturbed" by its key ally Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule in apparent defiance of Washington and asked him to hold elections by January 15 as promised.
- Imran Escape Buzz, Hint Of Poll Delay (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Police wielding assault rifles rounded up hundreds of Opposition leaders, lawyers and rights activists in Pakistan today but Imran Khan was said to have escaped from his home hours after being put under house arrest.
- When Buddhists Are A Minority (Tribune, Maj Gen (retd) Himmat Singh Gill, Nov 05, 2007)
MANY years ago, when on assignment with the International Control Commission in Vietnam, one of the first sights that one witnessed in down town Saigon was that of a Buddhist monk protesting the State’s religious discrimination practiced . . . . . .
- Bhutto Spits Fire But Bridge Still Not Burnt (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
A proposed power-sharing deal with Pervez Musharraf almost in tatters, Benazir Bhutto joined Opposition leaders in lambasting the emergency but left her options open.
- Musharraf Maelstrom And India (Indian Express, C. Raja Mohan, Nov 05, 2007)
India had reasons to mince its words on General Pervez Musharraf’s second coup that suspended Pakistan’s constitution, emasculated the higher judiciary that was beginning to show signs of independence, and pulled the plug on the vibrant . . . . . .
- Defiance May Make Him Ineffective, Force Military To Rethink Its Options (Indian Express, Husain Haqqani, Nov 05, 2007)
General Pervez Musharraf may not call it so but his proclamation to suspend Pakistan’s constitution in his capacity as Chief of Army Staff on Saturday amounted to a declaration of martial law. Pakistanis are used to their army taking over . .. . . . .
- Pak’S General Chaos (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistan is accustomed to periodic impositions of martial law, or emergency. But General Pervez Musharraf’s “second coup” comes at an especially fraught juncture, and its repercussions could be far more destabilising than his patrons in . . . . .
- On The Edge (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce. Karl Marx's famous dictum is nowhere more applicable than in Pakistan where General Musharraf, by declaring an emergency, has pulled off a repeat of his 1999 coup.
- Mush Clamps Down (Pioneer, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 05, 2007)
Pakistan People's Party leader Benazir Bhutto was indulging in hyperbole when she described the imposition of Emergency by Gen Pervez Musharraf as the "darkest day" in that country's history.
- Intelligence And Accountability (Pioneer, Joginder Singh, Nov 05, 2007)
A retired middle-level officer in the country's intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, has published a book quite critical of the R&AW's functioning.
- A Doomed Operation? (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Nov 03, 2007)
REPORTS emanating from Swat suggest much worse than the authorities are willing to admit.
- Militants Draw New Front Line Inside Pakistan (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)
For much of the last century, the mountainous region of Swat was ruled as a princely kingdom where a benign autocrat, the wali, bestowed schools for girls, health care for everyone and the chance to get a degree abroad for the talented.
- Fearless In Ghazni (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Nov 03, 2007)
It was late November one Ramzan when Governor Asadullah came to tea. Winter was drawing in, and the Hindu Kush was shrouded by Kabul’s smog.
- The Pattern In Pakistan’S Violence (Indian Express, C. Uday Bhaskar, Nov 03, 2007)
A motorcycle-borne suicide bomber, who rammed into a bus on Thursday in Sargodha, which houses Pakistan’s largest air force base, killed eight PAF personnel and injured 40 others.
- Global Positioning (Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Nov 03, 2007)
A recent issue of a news magazine proclaimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s volte face on the nuclear deal had destroyed his credibility.
- Pak Sc To Take Up Petitions Against Musharraf (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)
The Pakistani Supreme Court decided on Friday to resume hearings on the validity of General Pervez Musharraf's election as President.
- Circle Of Unreason (Indian Express, Editorial, Indian Express, Nov 03, 2007)
CPM boss Prakash Karat’s latest exposition on Indo-US relations has at least one merit.
- Pak: Swat Militants Release 48 Captured Soldiers (Rediff on the Net, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)
Tension continues to simmer in Pakistan's Swat valley with fresh troop build-up while the extremists loyal to pro-Taliban cleric Maulana Fazlullah have released 48 captured soldiers.
- Bush Gives Upbeat View Of Iraq (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 03, 2007)
Issuing an upbeat new assessment of an unpopular war in Iraq, President George W. Bush hailed reduced violence and declining US casualties as signs that a troop buildup was working.
- Break For Army (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Nov 03, 2007)
THE Parliamentary Committee on Defence has only reiterated a long-standing demand of the armed forces and strategic experts with its recent call to withdraw the Army from internal security deployments and hand over the task to paramilitary . . . .
- Taliban Tests Nato’S Resolve (Hindu, Simon Tisdall, Nov 02, 2007)
The impact of the continuing bloodshed is being felt far beyond Afghanistan.
- Pak Elections Might Be Deferred: Jamali (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
Former Pakistani prime minister Mir Zafrullah Khan Jamali has said the parliamentary elections are likely to be put off for some time because of the existing security situation in the country.
- Global Positioning (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
A recent issue of a news magazine proclaimed that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s volte face on the nuclear deal had destroyed his credibility.
- Ensure U.S. Game Is Foiled: Karat (Hindu, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
“If India becomes an ally of the United States of America, it will tilt the balance for imperialism … we cannot accept any step that will subordinate ourselves to the USA,” Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India . . . .
- 9 Die, 40 Hurt In Pak Attack (Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Nov 02, 2007)
Six Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officials and three civilians were killed on Thursday when a suicide attacker blew the bus carrying them near the Sargodha district.
- Senior Militant Leader Killed Near Afghanistan-Pakistan Border (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
Afghan security forces killed a senior militant commander as he attempted to cross from Pakistan into Afghanistan, the US-led coalition said in a statement on Friday.
- The Gulf: Having Them Over A Barrel (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 02, 2007)
If Britain wasn't so dependent on Saudi Arabia's oil it might have a more equitable platform from which to criticise its government.
- Taliban Over-Run Afghan District, Several Dead (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
Taliban rebels overran a western Afghan district, sparking a fierce battle on Tuesday that left seven civilians and a policeman dead and 20 militants killed or wounded, officials said.
- Row Over Saudi King's Visit To Uk (Times of India, RASHMEE ROSHAN LALL, Oct 31, 2007)
Pomp, ceremony and controversy has marked the start of king Abdullah's three-day visit to Britain, the first by a Saudi monarch in 20 years, with human rights protestors and leading British politicians denouncing the red carpet welcome. . .
- Turkey’S Kurdish Problem: Lessons For India (Hindu, M.K. Bhadrakumar, Oct 31, 2007)
Turkey’s Kurdish dilemma offers salutary lessons for strategic thinkers. It enables them to take a rare peep into the actual world of politics and the pitiless ravines of international diplomacy.
- Multiple Conflicts Bleed Pak Army (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
The Pakistani Army is "bleeding", and quite profusely at that, in its ongoing bloody skirmishes with extremists in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, with a "high" casualty rate as well as "unprecedented" levels of desertions . . . .
- Not End Of N-Road: Pm (Tribune, Rajeev Sharma, Oct 31, 2007)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight admitted that there was some delay in taking next steps to operationalise the Indo-US nuclear deal but added an optimistic dimension when he said: “We have not reached the end of the road.”
- Deadly Delivery For General (Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
A suicide attack killed at least seven people, including the bomber, less than a kilometre from Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's army residence in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, police said.
- Life Continues As Usual Here Although The Turkish Army Is Threatening To Attack The Kurdish Semi-Autonomous Region Of Iraq. (Deccan Herald, MICHAEL JANSEN, Oct 31, 2007)
Life continues as usual here although the Turkish army is threatening to attack the Kurdish semi-autonomous region of Iraq.
- Other Voices : American Press (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 31, 2007)
AMID the succession of sad milestones that come with war, one of the more poignant came last week when the late Lt. Michael Murphy became the first Medal of Honour recipient for combat in Afghanistan. The award was presented posthumously. . .
- Afghanistan: No End In Sight (Dawn, Najmuddin A. Shaikh, Oct 31, 2007)
A COUPLE of days ago, the Nato defence ministers met in Noordwijk to hear impassioned pleas from the Americans and the British for a greater commitment of troops by their Nato allies in Afghanistan.
- Return To Bamiyan (Deccan Herald, ROGER COHEN, Oct 31, 2007)
The 1,500-year-old Buddhas of Bamiyan are gone, of course, replaced by two gashes in the reddish-brown cliff.
- Argentina President Thanks Husband, Wishes Hillary Luck (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 31, 2007)
First Lady Cristina Fernandez, in her first televised interview since winning Argentina’s presidency, wished Hillary Clinton well in her US election bid and thanked her husband for his role in her triumph at the polls.
- Where Are The Promises? (Dawn, A N Sudarsan Rao , Oct 31, 2007)
WE are told that elections are around the corner. Both the PPP and the PML-Q appear to have started working the vote.
- Economic Consequences Of Talibanisation (Daily Times, Editorial, Daily Times, Oct 31, 2007)
During the 1990s Pakistan’s annual growth rate averaged about 3 percent.
- Islamabad Put On High Alert (Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
The Pakistan capital is on high alert following intelligence reports that suicide bombers have entered the city in the wake of fierce clashes between security forces and militants in the restive Swat region.
- Need For Political Balance (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 30, 2007)
Each country should have a political system that suits its internal and external situation.
- March On Islamabad? (Dawn, Editorial, Dawn, Oct 30, 2007)
Even though it is not from Qazi Hussain Ahmed, who specialises in ‘million-man’ marches, the statement coming from the Jamaat-i-Islami’s NWFP chief needs to be taken note of because of its callousness.
- India Interested In Turkmen Pipeline (Dawn, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
India is keen to receive gas from Turkmenistan via a planned pipeline and is also considering investments in gas and oil producer Qatar to meet rapidly rising domestic demand, India’s Oil Minister Murli Deora said on Monday.
- Political Survival Vs Energy Imperatives (Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Both in politics and in military strategy buying time by reaching a tactical agreement with the potential adversary is a standard procedure. India's governing United Progressive Alliance (UPA) move to assure the Left that the operationalisation . . . .
- Pause After Troops Kill 60 Pak Rebels (Telegraph, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Pakistani troops killed up to 60 militants during fierce fighting in the Swat valley in the country’s northwest, the army said today, and the insurgents called a truce to recover their dead and wounded.
- 50 Militants Killed, Ceasefire Called (Asian Age, Shafqat Ali, Oct 30, 2007)
Pakistani troops killed between 50 militants during fighting in the restive Swat valley on Sunday, the military said on Monday.
- Bhutto: No Immediate Plans To See Pervez (Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said that she has no immediate plans to meet Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf.
- Towards Flashpoint (Tribune, Editorial, The Tribune, Oct 30, 2007)
THE efforts to defuse the Iranian crisis through dialogue suffered a major setback when the US imposed fresh sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation last week to force it to give up its nuclear ambitions.
- The Iraq Math: How Many Dead Civilians Worth A Bad Guy (Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
US commanders prosecuting the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq make “macabre” calculations as to how many civilian casualties could be justified in taking out an enemy target.
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